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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Stessa.
In the heated residential real estate market of the last two years, real estate investors have faced fierce competition and rising prices. While many prospective homebuyers were drawn into the market with historically low interest rates and investment returns, they have frequently found themselves outbid.
Investors purchased a record 18.4% of all U.S. homes sold in the last quarter of 2021, up from 12.6% in the last quarter of 2020. While real estate investment has reached new heights over the last year, the number of homes purchased by investors has grown steadily since the collapse of the housing bubble and the Great Recession in the mid-2000s.
Between appreciation in home values and steady income from rents, residential real estate has proven to be an attractive asset class for investors.
These attributes continue to make real estate a desirable investment. But for investors who require a mortgage loan to buy a rental…
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